A year ago, Jack Wilshere’s loan move to Bournemouth may have raised eyebrows, but it looked like a good chance for the midfielder to revive his Premier League career.
For most of the season, he was at least able to put a run of games together until a broken leg against Tottenham ended his campaign early.
Wilshere ultimately failed to make the impact he would have liked on the South Coast, and Eddie Howe won’t be making the switch permanent.
The 25-year-old is still free to leave Arsenal, however, and the Mirror suggest he is attracting interest from an unexpected club.
It’s claimed Turkish outfit Antalyaspor – who already boast former Premier League stars Samuel Eto’o and Sandro – are keen to take him on, though their president Ali Safak Ozturk has admitted the Gunners’ asking price is proving a major obstacle.
“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,” he said.
“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”
Arsenal have already rejected a £7.5million bid for Wilshere from Serie A side Sampdoria.